Junior School is distinguished by its Christ-centred approach, which focuses on knowing God and loving people.
From Prep to Year 6, each student is catered for as an individual, recognising their differing strengths and ability to perform and achieve across subject areas and school activities.
Lower Primary School
(Preparatory - Year 2)
Lower Primary School focuses on exposing children to experiences and immersing them in an environment that stimulates curiosity and wonder about their world, their God, and the people around them.
Upper Primary School
(Years 3 - 6)
In Upper Primary School, the focus changes to developing mastery of skills and strategies to enable students to learn effectively and develop wholesome and God-honouring relationships while working towards independence.
In class, differentiated activities and assessments cater for advanced levels of thinking.
Your child will start their faith journey in the guidance of our caring Christian staff who will guide, disciple and model a Christian way of living.
Our desire is to know Christ and to be Christ-like. We encourage students to explore and grow in their relationship with Jesus through daily classroom devotionals and prayer, faith-in-action opportunities, Missions trips, Bible story reading and weekly Chapels.
Northside Christian College primary school is in top 3% of best performing Primary Schools in North Brisbane and Moreton Bay (Naplan 2017).
As our youngest students begin their faith journey, we provide opportunities to start and grow in their relationship with Jesus. Students attend a fortnightly chapel; in addition, prayer, devotions and learning about the events in the Bible are the norm in our classrooms. Students also learn scripture as a part of the memory verses program. Read more.
While the Australian Curriculum forms the basis of curriculum content, learning activities promote thinking from the Biblical perspective, thinking creatively and thinking critically.
Sequential core curriculum covers the key learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Computer studies and Information skills, Christian studies, the Arts and Physical education.
We aim to mentor tomorrow’s social innovators, entrepreneurs and change-makers. Students gain important skills in the computer labs and through various other opportunities.
The development of effective communication skills starts in Junior School through various formal and informal opportunities.
In Mathematics, there is an emphasis on activity-based learning, leading to understanding of concepts and skills.
Character through Christ
Northside Christian College is dedicated to developing a spirit of excellence, to the development of the whole individual and to the service of God and others. Our culture fosters an engagement with learning, strength of character, a mindset of innovation and leadership; all flowing from and understanding of the Christian worldview.
Each year, Student Leaders are chosen from Year 6 students who are given the responsibility of leading the student body in various academic, cultural and sporting events throughout the year.
All our students learn about courtesy, attitude, resilience and excellence through our Bible-based CARE program. Your child will receive Bible-based foundations and consistent values and morals.
Year Five students partner with our “littlies” as big brothers and sisters to help them negotiate their early school experiences through our CHUMS programs.
Discovering and Developing Talents and Interests
Each student has great potential and unique, God-given gifts and talents. We offer a range of opportunities to engage, develop and release them into their unique calling.
The Junior School curriculum is enhanced by numerous co-curricular activities which provide varied opportunities for students to develop special interests, skills and abilities, as well as experience new areas for development.
Camps create the perfect balance of challenge and fun where students collaborate to discover hidden strengths and build resilience.
Perceptual Motor Program
Skills that Northside Christian College students learn through participating in PMP build the foundations for successful performance in the school environment, which positively affects academic performance. Northside Prep students engage in Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) to develop the motor skills of balance, locomotion and eye/hand/foot co-ordination.
Junior School Enrichment Opportunities
- Mathematical Olympiads
- Maths Games
- Team Accelerated Reader Extension
- Small Maths Group – Lower Primary
- Lego Robotics - Students learn how to construct and program robots. Students enjoy the challenge of learning to code and racing the robots to (virtual) outer space and back.